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Committee Established: 1996

Committe Type: Ad Hoc

Distinguished Member Restoration Committee

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee a project to raise funds from Newfoundland Clubs around the world in order to make an offer to the curator of a museum in England for restoring the famous painting (He is Saved) by Sir Edwin Landseer.  The painting was damaged by a flood in the 1930’s and has not been exhibited since.

 

History & Board Actions


V27.3            04/23/96
Ad hoc committee established to oversee a project to raise funds from Newfoundland Clubs around the world in order to make an offer to the curator of a museum in England for restoring the famous painting (He is Saved) by Sir Edwin Landseer.  The painting was damaged by a flood in the 1930’s and has not been exhibited since.  It is hoped, if restored, the painting could be exhibited in the U.S.  Estimated restoration cost ranges between $14,000 (or less) to $17,000.  Board to consider a pledge amount.
V28.3            03/25/97
Board directed that solicitation of donations would be appropriate after a firm proposal is received from Tate Museum and the Committee Fundraising Plan which requires Board approval.
V29.1            11/23/97
Board conditionally approves Committee’s recommendations pending the receipt of documentation from:  the Tate Museum confirming the loan terms, the Dog Museum accepting the loaned painting and providing insurance coverage, a fundraising plan and an administrative cost budget.
V29.2            01/13/98 (Teleconference)
$100 Administrative Budget established for the project.  Board sets a NCA donation commitment of $1,000 for the project.  Balance of required funds to be raised from private donations and fundraising efforts.  To ensure a vested position by the Tate Museum and control NCA liability, President to send a letter to the Tate Museum confirming project is contingent upon sufficient fundraising within a reasonable timeframe.
V29.3            04/07/98
Board approved initial subsidization of $814 to purchase note cards for a fundraising project for the restoration project.  If for some reason the project is not initiated, all funds generated by sale of the note cards would go to NCA general account.
V31.2  12/26/99
Tate Museum completed restoration project.
V32.1  11/3/00
Tate Museum requires high level of security for Landseer painting.  Dog Museum unable to provide.  Funds for restoration released to Tate Museum.  Continue to seek appropriate museum for painting.  Restoration funds released to the Tate.
V33.1  11/30/01
Two museums interested in exhibiting painting, Philadelphia Museum and Yale Center for British Art.  Insurance, transportation and security estimated at $10,000.
V33.1  12/1/01
Tate Museum of London accepted proposal from Philadelphia Museum for exhibition.
V33.4  6/6/02
Approve grant of $4,000 to subsidize shipping and other costs associated with bringing painting to Philadelphia Museum for a period of three years. 

V36.1  10/30/04

All net proceeds from the sale of these prints will go first to the Distinguished Member Restoration Committee. Once the amount of money is raised to satisfy the remaining obligation to the Tate Museum, any additional funds will be donated 50/50 to the Newfoundland Health Challenge and NCA Newfoundland Rescue.

 

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Current Activities:

2011 Ad Hoc “Distinguished Member” Restoration Committee
by Sue Miller, Chair

Sir Edwin Landseer’s wonderful painting, “A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society,” first exhibited in 1838, has been returned to the Tate Gallery in London. It arrived in London on December 14, 2005.

The Restoration Committee printed 500 posters of the “Distinguished Member” to help pay for the restoration and transportation from the Tate Gallery to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Restoration Committee started selling the posters at the National in California. The committee also printed 500 packages of note cards to help with these expenses.

We framed 2 prints and they will be in the silent auction at the National at the Rescue and Health Challenge booth.  Posters will also be for sale at both booths.

We had 513 posters and 500 cards for sale. There are currently 285 posters for sale at $20.00 plus $2.22 shipping and 48 packs of cards for sale at $10.00 plus $2.05 shipping.

2010 ad hoc “Distinguished Member” Restoration Committee Annual Report by Sue Miller, Chair



Sir Edwin Landseer’s wonderful painting, A Distinguished
Member of the Humane Society, first exhibited in 1838, was returned to the Tate Gallery in London on December 14, 2005.
The Restoration Committee printed 500 posters of the Distinguished Member to help pay for the restoration and transportation from the Tate Gallery to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Restoration Committee started selling the posters at the National in California. The committee also printed 500 packages of note cards to help with these expenses.
Two posters were sent to the AKC museum; One was lost in shipping. We had 513 posters for sale. There are currently 294 posters for sale at $20.00 plus $2.07 shipping and 56 packs of cards for sale at $10.00 plus $1.14 shipping.

 

 

 

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